Quotes Part 23

‘Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.’ – William Wordsworth
‘Writing is a deeply immersive experience.  When the words are flying, the house could be burgled and I wouldn’t notice.  I have a low boredom threshold and I like intensity – writing is a way of escaping the quotidian.’ -Monica Ali
‘Writing is the hardest way of earning a living, with the possible exception of wrestling alligators.’ – William Saroyan
‘Anyone could write a novel, given six weeks, pen, paper, and no telephone or wife.’ – Evelyn Waugh
‘The art of writing, like the art of love, runs all the way from a kind of routine hard to distinguish from piling bricks to a kind of frenzy closely related to delirium tremens.’ – H L Mencken
‘You just have to work with what God sends, and if God doesn’t seem to understand the concept of commercial success, then that’s your bad luck.’ – Michael Frayn
‘What creates a writer is huge, psychological dysfunction.’ – Kathy Lette
‘Those of us who had a perfectly happy childhood should be able to sue for deprivation of literary royalties.’ – Chris Patten
‘There is no need for the writer to eat a whole sheep to be able to tell you what mutton tastes like.  It is enough if he eats a cutlet.  But he should do that.’ – W Somerset Maugham
“Sometimes. Mostly, no. It’s like the people who believe they’ll be happy if they go and live somewhere else, but who learn it doesn’t work that way. Wherever you go, you take yourself with you. If you see what I mean.” — Neil Gaiman (The Graveyard Book)

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